Cisco today announced it has expanded its small business product portfolio with new wireless access points, routers, switches, unified communications and partner-managed service offerings. These new solutions help to drive customer productivity and growth by allowing small businesses to get the most out of smartphones, tablets, and cloud applications and services. Cisco’s product innovations are ensuring that businesses of all sizes can keep pace with the needs of their customers by staying connected with the right secure, reliable network.
The new suite of small business networking and communication offerings builds on Cisco’s dedication to provide partners who sell Cisco solutions to small businesses with a complete portfolio of purpose-built products and solutions to create the right networks for their customers. Cisco is also announcing new offerings today that help Cisco resellers offer new remote network management services. By extending the cloud-based partner managed service offerings of the Cisco OnPlus Service with new wireless network management tools and capabilities, Cisco will enable its partners to capture the growing demand for outsourced IT services that are being driven by the surge in smartphones and tablets that require secure Wi-Fi connectivity.
These new products are being introduced as the reliable and secure connectivity required by the mobile devices and cloud services IT model are quickly elevating the role and importance of the network for small businesses. The number of mobile-connected devices is expected to exceed the world’s population in 2012, and the adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is expected to hit 98 percent by 2015. Furthermore, during the next two years, SMBs in the U.S. alone are expected to spend $50 billion on cloud services.